Last Saturday, we woke up to about 3 inches of early snow! Surprise! It was supposed to only be a dusting. Hah. That evening was also the artist’s reception at Hoosier Salon Gallery. Thankfully, the roads were just fine. In fact, I think it added a little more Christmas Spirit to the event.

My front yard with a thick layer of early November snow

Below you can see the snowflake exhibition hanging from the ceiling created by my friend Denise Rapp. Isn’t it festive? I’d love to have this in my own home for the winter. Hmm… I may have a new project after my last show at Christmas at the Cabin. It would drive the cats mad!

The snowflake exhibition and the student competition artwork as well as professional artwork from the Shop Local Fine Art exhibit at Hoosier Salon Gallery in New Harmony, Indiana.

About an Artist’s Reception

Attending an artist’s reception is a great way to meet the artists whose work you’re admiring, or maybe not admiring ha ha and to discover new art. The reception usually lasts about 2-4 four hours but you’re not required to be there for the entirety.

Artists are there to meet the public, chat about their art and answer questions about the work. There’s also always yummy treats. This one did not disappoint. There was hot cider, wine, chocolate eclair mini type things, barbecue meat balls which smelled heavenly, little quiches and a slew of sweets too numerous to mention.

Patrons mingling and looking at the artwork from the Shop Local Fine Art exhibit at Hoosier Salon Gallery.

In addition to the beautiful artwork in the gallery, I’m always impressed with how well Linda Voltz, the curator, and her crew display the work. Specifically, the artwork always looks like there was a plan to coordinate between the artists when there of course was none. My blue paintings are in the glass case below. Also, my purple wall painting is hanging to the right.

The glass cabinet featuring artwork from the Shop Local Fine Art exhibit at Hoosier Salon Gallery.

Below, you can see my four small square paintings hung together towards the left corner. For this exhibit, “Shop Local Fine Art”, I included fourteen small paintings. Hopefully, I won’t be bringing fourteen back to the studio. We were encouraged to include smaller, giftable pieces with a lower price point for this shopping type of exhibit.

The front room left wall featuring artwork from the Shop Local Fine Art exhibit at Hoosier Salon Gallery.

Lastly, here’s three more of my tiny four inch paintings on the little table. I don’t know who painted the middle painting, but I like it very much.

The front room cubby featuring artwork from the Shop Local Fine Art exhibit at Hoosier Salon Gallery

Don’t forget there’s less than a week to order a calendar from my collaboration project. Read more details about it here. Or just order one here. I’m in the Nature + Landscapes wall calendar but each sale, no matter which calendar or planner you choose, the profit it shared between us all. I’m now an internationally published artist! These calendars have been sold all over the world, it’s really exciting! Once our cut off date is here (Monday November 21, 2022) there will be no more printings of the calendars and planner. I’ve ordered mine, yes I had to pay for it. I wouldn’t dare miss having one. Let me know if you order, they make wonderful gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

I so appreciate your support for my art and my blog. It means the world to me that you’re here. Thank you.

Much love,

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paintings by New Harmony, Indiana artist Jaime Haney

some of my paintings

Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery and telling mystical stories.

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